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POSTED: July 30, 2012 12:54 p.m.
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Dr. Judy Scherer is superintendent of Liberty County Schools

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Welcome back! School will begin in just a week, and the Liberty County School System is here to meet your educational needs from prekindergarten to high school in a safe, secure environment. For information, registration, dress code and the code of conduct, call 876-3993.
Liberty County offers a Georgia Lottery-funded pre-K program for 4-year-olds to give them a jump start on kindergarten. This program is provided for free on a first-come, first-served basis for approximately 425 students who are 4 years old by Sept. 1.
In grades K-12, Liberty County schools offer a standards-based curriculum based on the Common Core initiative. The curriculum is enhanced with the use of technology and designed to meet the needs of each student. Students are provided tutoring after school and on Saturdays to ensure that everyone has ample opportunity to master the curriculum. A differentiated curriculum is provided for all students, including those with disabilities and gifted students. The high school program offers advanced placement/honors courses, dual enrollment with local colleges and technical schools and work-based learning opportunities for students to gain work experience.
All of our schools offer a full range of extracurricular activities, including music, art, physical education, drama, sports, clubs and academic competitions.
This year will bring some exciting changes to our system. First, the Liberty College and Career Academy will open on Airport Road to provide exciting technical training for new career opportunities to our students. It also will provide for dual-enrollment opportunities with Savannah Technical College so that students may earn college credits, technical certification and diplomas while still enrolled in high school.
The renovations of Bradwell Institute are nearing completion, providing new and improved learning spaces for teaching and learning. Olvey Field will sport a complete makeover of the entire stadium for Bradwell sporting events. Come join the Tigers’ football team at their home opener Aug. 31.
The newly renovated Performing Arts Center is ready for use by all of the schools for meetings and fine-arts performances. This facility, which houses a 250-seat auditorium and several meeting rooms with kitchen facilities, will be available for civic and community groups to use as well.  
We thank the citizens of Liberty County for their continued support through the E-SPLOST. Without it, these facilities would not be possible.
As superintendent, I encourage you to join us as we strive to make Liberty County a great place to live, learn and grow. Visit your students’ schools during open house Aug. 2, volunteer, join PTA/PTO and ask for parent/teacher conferences as needed. We are here to meet the needs of every student.
For more information, go to www. liberty.k12.ga.us.

Dr. Judy Scherer,
superintendent

 

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